The transition from the hottest plastics to plants

2022-07-27
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Transition from plastics to plants Coca Cola develops environmentally friendly materials as raw materials for many chemical industrial products such as solutions, fertilizers, pesticides and plastics, the price of oil has soared with the global economic crisis and the turmoil in the Middle East. According to the change of experimental machines, it can be divided into spring change experimental machines, wire change experimental machines and material change experimental machines. Many chemical industries relying on oil are not only troubled by the rise in the price of raw materials, At the same time, we have to face how to save energy, reduce emissions, low-carbon and environmental protection. As a giant in the beverage industry, Coca Cola has realized this

as the world's largest beverage company, Coca Cola company has a global market share of 48% and two of the world's top three beverages (Coca Cola ranks first, Pepsi second and low calorie Coca Cola third)

every day, Coca Cola's products serve 1.7 billion people around the world. There are more than 160 kinds of beverages, covering more than 200 countries around the world, including soft drinks, sports drinks, dairy drinks, fruit juice, tea and coffee. The influence of delicious is amazing

in the case of sufficient supply, packaging products have also become an urgent problem to be solved by Coca Cola and major beverage manufacturers. The European debt crisis, monetary tightening and the reduction of foreign exchange reserves have all led to a sharp rise in oil prices. As a non renewable resource, the exploitation of oil will also become non environmentally friendly. At present, consumers prefer more environmentally friendly packaging materials. Therefore, Coca Cola company, which relies on fixing the tested object on the machine as the main packaging material, is facing a big problem

Coca Cola company is committed to the research and development of plant packaging

Coca Cola company has also been committed to the development of plant packaging, using environmentally friendly substitutes to change the dependence of product packaging on plastics. The plant bottle is a new project of Coca Cola. It looks the same as the plastic bottle, but it is made of 22.5% PET plastic with plastic plants as raw materials (this pet is polyethylene terephthalate plastic, a recyclable material, which is now widely used in Coca Cola), 25% recycled PET and some "regular" pet refined from oil. Coca Cola said it had found an area with sustainable plant materials that would not harm the ecology and production. It is understood that at present, sugarcane in Brazil is the only material that meets the requirements. Because they are located in the tropical rain forest thousands of miles away, they not only have abundant rainwater, natural irrigation, but also animal manure has become their natural organic fertilizer

this recyclable packaging first appeared at the world climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009. At present, the product of this packaging material has been launched in the UK for one year. Coca Cola plans to launch 5billion bottles of plant drinks in more than 20 countries around the world this year. By 2020, Coca Cola hopes to recycle all PET bottles made of plant materials

although the emergence of plant plastic bottles has brought a new dawn to the beverage packaging market, in view of this is not a completely green way, compared with the previous plastics from oil or natural gas, plant plastics have the disadvantages of high manufacturing cost and easy deformation above 60 ° C. at present, they have not been widely promoted and applied. At present, Coca Cola is still using plastic packaging with petroleum as raw material

PlantBottle logo on the package

and the fact has also proved that even if the plant bottle packaging can help Coca Cola get rid of the current situation of relying on non recyclable packaging, it is not a finished product. 77.5% of the materials in the plant bottle are not plant-based, but petroleum based compounds: benzoic acid. It can be said that Coca Cola has not found a practical green solution. In addition, Coca-Cola has purchased a large number of sugarcane from Brazil, which will inevitably drive up the price of sugarcane, or further strain resources

at the same time, there are other problems. Coca Cola's low carbon footprint and its use in other fields will also be subject to strict scrutiny. To produce a liter of Coca Cola, you need to use 3.12 liters of purified water. But in India, the quality of purified water has also been questioned. People suspect that there are residual pesticides, pesticides and other harmful chemicals in the water

conclusion: it is still a long way to go to find a material that can completely replace plastic, but Coca Cola is actively moving towards a clear goal. Although it is not the most perfect substitute, the birth of plant bottles has cut Coca Cola's carbon emissions by%. Although the new copper alloy material developed by Guoliang copper has reached the level of silver in terms of thermal conductivity, but there are some irresistible problems in the production process, Coca Cola, as a giant in the beverage industry, still strives to find new alternative materials through the interpretation of the overall awareness of environmental protection and Industry Development. With this spirit, pure green and environmentally friendly plastic alternative materials are just around the corner

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